All of Detroits Five War Relief Days Include Stellar Attractions: Expect to Raise Goodly Sum From Admission Fees to Aid Service Men and Dependents, Daily Racing Form, 1943-05-26


view raw text

All of Detroits Five War Relief Days Include Stellar Attractions Expect to Raise Goodly Sum From Admission Fees to Aid Service Men and Dependents DependentsDETROIT DETROIT Mich May 25 Following out the plan they so successfully put into operation at the Fair Grounds last year track officials of the Detroit Racing Asso ¬ ciation expect to turn over a goodly sum to the 1943 turf war relief fund All admission fees received on five important days of the local 73day meeting are to be turned over to service men and their de ¬ pendents Those days designated for the good cause include the opening day and the next three Saturdays as well as Dec ¬ oration Day May 31 The fund was away to an excellent start when over 20000 pay ¬ ing patrons crowded the spacious Motor City plant for the 1943 inaugural program last Saturday afternoon afternoonDuring During 1942 the Detroit Racing Associa tion not only gave 23976 from admission fees but added an amount which brought their total contribution to war relief up to 83336 This year the organization made a flat statement that at least 35000 will be given as their first offering and should weather and other conditions prove favor ¬ able proceeds from the five war relief days may exceed that figure figureIn In discussing the turf war relief fund officials of the Woodward Avenue course stated that it is their aim to make a good showing and that every effort will be bent to aid in bringing assistance to men of the armed forces and their families Horse ¬ men also will aid with the war effort inasmuch as they now are and in the future will take part of their earned purses in War Bonds Many of the special awards which the DetroitRacing Association annu ¬ ally makes to owners trainers and jockeys also will be in the form of government securities securitiesBanner Banner WeekEnd of Sport SportSaturday Saturday May 29 and Monday May 31 should prove banner days here this season and will aid in realizing large sums for the turf war relief fund The weekend card will feature the renewal of the 5000 Motor City Handicap a mile and onesixteenth test for threeyearolds and upward while Mondays program will be headlined by the tenth running of the Col Alger Memorial Handicap exclusively for threeyearolds and at the same distance Both these offer ¬ ings have been popular with local racing followers in past years and their 1943 deci ¬ sions undoubtedly will attract big crowds Racing secretary and handicapper Charles F Henry believes that outstanding fields will parade postward for both the Alger and the Motor City CityOn On Saturday June 5 the Detroit Handi ¬ cap a 5000 sixfurlong sprint for three yearolds is expected to draw the cream of that age division and such good ones as Amber Light No Wrinkles Dove Pie Sea Marriage Bold Captain and Little Wiz ¬ ard among others are classed as prob ¬ able starters The following weekend pro ¬ gram Will witness the ninth running of the 7500 Cadillac Handicap another sixfur ¬ long event for threeyearolds and upward The Cadillac which heretofore was decided for a purse of 5000 has been increased in value Wise Moss who won the stake last year again is expected to try for major honors this season Wise Moss showed a return to her better form when she fin ¬ ished second to Three Percent in the Boots and Saddle Handicap here on opening day With such a menu of outstanding sport prepared for presentation on the turf war relief fund days the Fair Grounds track undoubtedly will give that cause a splendid lift in this sector

Persistent Link:
Local Identifier: drf1943052601_2_2
Library of Congress Record: